Warm Supplies
In the months before the really cold weather, dogs and cats will experience the loss and regrowth of new fur. This happens because your pet’s body is getting ready to adjust to cold weather. It will shed the thin summer hair and bring in a thick, cold weather hair.
Check for Allergies
The changing seasons can activate allergies in pets. Signs of allergies include:
Skin rashes, redness, or scaling
Sneezing and discharge from nose
Excessive scratching, licking or biting of legs, paws or face
Frequent head shaking
Itching and strong odors from ears
Schedule Accordingly
Kids are now back in school, and vacation is over, and it’s time to get back a regular routine. Your dog will notice that all the attention is gone, and that can lead to separation anxiety. Make sure to be aware of your pet and create a schedule that is right for him.
Rats, mice and other animals are looking for a warm place to hide from the cold. Be very careful with the use rodenticides if you use them and keep them out of your dog’s reach.